Scottish hotel asks to drop Michelin star

Image copyright Boath House Image caption The Michelin Guide commendation the hotel’s “elegant oval dining room” as well as its cooking

A Scottish country house hotel has followed a celebrated French cook by asking to be clean of its Michelin star rating.

Boath House, which has viewed a Michelin star for the past 10 years, said the dining guide’s promises were “at odds with achievable profit margins”.

The hotel at Auldearn, near Nairn, said clients demanded a “more informal and relaxed” experience.

Last week, Sebastien Bras asked for his eatery to be descent from the leader.

His restaurant in Le Suquet, France, has comprised three idols since 1999, but Mr Bras said he wanted to be plummeted from Michelin’s 2018 roster in order “to start a brand-new chapter”.